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Reno's Ferrari Farms Adapts in Drought

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Not having a pumpkin patch this year was not an option for area pumpkin farmers. Instead, they had to adapt.  

In a typical year, Ferrari Farms in east Reno owns certain water rights to the Truckee River. However, because of the drought, their access was cut off in June and they had to buy water from TMWA, and drive it to their property.   

Ferrari Farms has had a pumpkin patch for the last 18 years, and they've never had a season as difficult as this one. 

"It was a challenge," said Frank Ferrari, the owner of the patch. "It's something we've never done here before. We've never had a drought like this. So it's something new, something we had to figure out, but it worked out well."

In fact, Ferrari says they're the ones who are bearing the burden of the drought because they're not raising pumpkin prices. Customers should not notice any major changes-- the size and health of the pumpkin are just as good as any other year.

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